Syracuse University suspends frat for semester after report of racial slur

Syracuse University has suspended a fraternity and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester after an African American student reported being called a racial slur.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 9:10 AM
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 2:29 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A student sit-in at Syracuse University is in its sixth day, fraternity events are suspended and up to $50,000 in reward money is being offered in the wake of a series of racial incidents that have shaken the campus.

Administrators on Sunday suspended one fraternity, along with social events for the others, after the latest incident Saturday night. An African American student reported being called a racial slur by people identified as members and guests of a fraternity.

The shouted slurs followed several unsolved incidents of graffiti and vandalism in recent weeks that administrators say have targeted Jews, Asians and black students.

State agencies have joined the investigation.

Students have been staging a protest at the student wellness center since Nov. 13 to demand stronger diversity programming.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 422703

Reported Deaths: 32797
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22872923602
Suffolk439481998
Nassau437612195
Westchester363241447
Rockland13966674
Orange11191491
Erie9013671
Monroe5035285
Dutchess4631153
Onondaga3613200
Albany2624128
Oneida2180115
Ulster207792
Niagara151498
Sullivan149148
Putnam145063
Broome115069
Schenectady107937
Rensselaer78030
Saratoga76817
Columbia54837
Madison41417
Ontario36334
Warren31233
Steuben30042
Fulton29924
Orleans29854
Greene29518
Genesee2805
Herkimer2774
St. Lawrence2634
Washington26014
Chautauqua2589
Wayne2583
Oswego2573
Tompkins2340
Chenango2186
Tioga19425
Chemung1773
Montgomery1774
Livingston1768
Cattaraugus1686
Cayuga1612
Jefferson1420
Clinton1294
Otsego1185
Wyoming1185
Delaware1064
Cortland960
Seneca913
Allegany801
Schoharie690
Yates577
Essex560
Franklin540
Lewis460
Schuyler220
Hamilton80
Unassigned00
Utica
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 86°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Herkimer
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 86°
Thendara
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 86°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Ask EPLC Sweepstakes
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left